Bonifacio Citadel
Bonifacio Citadel
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MeredithAussie
Melbourne, Australia1,863 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Well-preserved fortifications to walk around and explore, especially the Porte de Gênes (where you can see where they operated the drawbridge). You can get some great views from the battlements too, of the port, Sardinia, and the sea in general.
Within the citadel, the old buildings, cobbled streets, the chapels, shops and restaurants kept me occupied for hours. I particularly loved looking at the old door lintels and the religious icons in little wall alcoves.
I took an early morning walk along the Sentier de Campu Rumanilu – well worth doing, especially at that time of day. The colours of the cliffs and the citadel fortifications reflecting the sunrise - just beautiful.
Written August 6, 2020
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Raoul Rongen
Sittard, The Netherlands1,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
On of the most touristic places of Corsica and I understand why. The location on the most south part of the island is quite unique. High on the beautiful cliffs is the old part (citadel) of the town located. At the lower part there is the beautiful marina with large yachts and the boulevard.
Both on the boulevard as in the citadel there are a lot of restaurants. At the boulevard you can watch the beautiful ships and in the citadel you can stroll through the steep alleys and enjoy the old buildings. Along the citadel wall you have a beautiful view on the sea and the cliffs.
It is a pity the cars allowed in parts of the citadel and a part of the citadel consists of parking lots. That is different to citadel (old towns) at other cities.
Written August 6, 2023
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Graciela B
25 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
While the Bonifacio Citadel is really a photo op, perched on beautiful cliffs with extraordinary views, it is virtually a ghost town in late fall, Winter and spring. Simply no food other than at the Xmas Market, in a very crowded small area, no groceries store, and lnly a few stores open. It simply contents itself with catering to late spring- early fall tourism. It should look to Porto Veccio as an example of reduced but alive during the off season.
Written December 18, 2022
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PMV
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,053 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
You need to leave your car on the paying parkings down by the small harbor and climb the steps to reach the beautiful citadel with a magnificent scenery and very typical village of Bonifacio, which is even nicer than Calvi. It takes a good 2 hours to go all around a d walk in the narrow streets of the village, which free of cars. You find nice boutiques and restaurants.
Written October 26, 2021
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Marco A
London, UK291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Possibly Bonifacio is one of the prettiest city I have ever seen. So characteristic, build on the cliffs. It's a pleasure to get lost inside the old town and explore every corner. But also to walk outside Bonifacio, on it's left side, following a path on the cliffs.
Written March 20, 2022
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BUGI_70
Florence, Italy2,450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
The Citadel is a great spot in Bonifacio. It's a fortress with a village in walls, with a great seaview and all the facilities you can need, especially for bars and restaurants.
This is the right place where you can spend at least 1 night while in Bonifacio.
Written July 8, 2020
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P Bailey
Manchester, UK641 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
From Hotel Solemare it is a short but challenging walk to the medieval citadel. Challenging because of the steep climb to its entrance. Those who have any impairment preventing them from walking or honest enough to admit that they are carrying more than a few excess pounds should consider the mini train - yes the train is very Disney but it beats a defibrillator followed by cardiac massage.

Once you get to the top it is hard to be disappointed. The citadel is beautiful even though it is crumbling in places. There are enough shops and restaurants to entertain most visitors. Churches and a cemetery make up other attractions. I did say cemetery it is a sight to behold and very photogenic.
Written June 7, 2022
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
A short but challenging walk to the medieval citadel. Challenging because of the steep climb to its entrance. Once you get to the top it is hard to be disappointed. The views are breathtaking. The citadel is beautiful even though it is crumbling in places. There are enough shops and restaurants to entertain most visitors. Very picturesque little streets.
Written June 30, 2022
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Mariya Petrova
356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Taking the way up the hill might be challenging but the excitement to reach the top and the many beautiful small streets with restaurants, shops are worth the efforts.
You can check some souvenirs around the port.
Must taste the french bread served
And going back is less tricky.
Take the ferry between Sardinia and Bonifacio
Written July 1, 2022
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Rolf W
Wettingen, Switzerland166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
One of the largest citadels on Corsica. Excellent view around. You should take a boat tour around the cliffs to sea its majestic size. Built on top a small hill, large walls for its protection.
Inside shops and restaurants. You may use the small touristic train to climb or just on foot.
Written October 15, 2019
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